London, United Kingdom
“We wanted to create a fresher, more dynamic design that puts taste and flavor at the forefront. On our journey towards Captain Morgan’s new global brand world, we enlisted the help of creative agency Bulletproof, who captured the essence of the brand with the final pack we see today,” explains Jo Smith, Global design lead for Captain Morgan.
Captain Morgan Global Design Team and Bulletproof have collaborated for Captain Morgan’s new pack design which will begin global rollout soon, following the launch of the brand’s global “Spice On” campaign in August last year.
The new pack heroes the delicious spice of the liquid and character of the Captain Morgan brand with a new expressive brush stroke that reflects the golden spice and smoothness of the drink.
“Our design plays on what people love most about Captain Morgan – its versatility and deliciousness. We developed new brand assets and an architecture that has the opportunity for more liquid storytelling while anchoring in the strong equity the brand has built over time. We’ve given the brand the freedom and flexibility to show up in bold and exciting ways, bringing spice to new occasions and consumers,” says Tony Connor, Executive Creative Director at Bulletproof.
The new bottle puts the quality, flavor, and most importantly the spice of the liquid at the forefront of the design.
The design features a bold color palette and the addition of a dynamic and expressive gold brush stroke that reflects the golden spice and smoothness of the drink.
The new pack also includes a refreshed version of the brand’s famous Captain icon, maintaining recognizability while allowing the liquid to shine through as the hero – reinforcing the brand’s enduring smooth and delicious taste amid an explosion of flavor innovations within the spirits category over recent years.
Samori Gambrah, Global Brand Director of Captain Morgan explains that “this new pack design will allow us the flexibility we need to show up in a dynamic way in our sponsorships, live events, collaborations, and packaging around the world.”
“This launch comes at an exciting time of transformation for Captain Morgan, as we evolve how we communicate with our consumers.”
The new pack will be rolled out globally from March 2023.
Project: Captain Morgan Design Makeover
Designer: Bulletproof and Captain Morgan Global Design Team
Lead Designer: Tony Connor